Alvarez-Golovkin 2 coming in May—report

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s going to be another great fight, so it’ll likely be a natural to do another rematch, but it’s not in the agreement,” promoter Eric Gomez told the Los Angeles Times at a workout for welterweight title fighter Lucas Matthysse in Indio, California, east of Los Angeles.“We want to concentrate on getting this (second Alvarez-Golovkin fight) done and then we can talk about a third fight later,” added Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotiions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUndefeated Golovkin, who was making his Las Vegas debut, and Alvarez fought to a draw in a September 16 thriller that lived up to its hype as a showdown between the top two middleweights in the world.Kazakhstan’s Golovkin, 35, came away from the bout with a record of 37-0-1 with 33 wins inside the distance and kept his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belts. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Gennady Golovkin (R) exchanges blows with Canelo Alvarez (L) during their WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Gennady Golovkin retained his three world middleweight titles, fighting to a draw with Mexican star Canelo Alvarez in a showdown for middleweight supremacy that lived up the hype./ AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKIMexican fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has agreed to a May 5 rematch against three-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday.The report said Golovkin’s camp was expected to greenlight the bout in “the next few days”, noting there was no rematch clause for a third fight in the agreement. ADVERTISEMENT View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Get over the hangover Both he and 27-year-old Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) said they wanted a rematch.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Misinformation, false promises by Govt affecting Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,The old saying goes “no news is good news” – it even gives us hope. In our present situation in Guyana, false news and information is dangerous and alarming on the other hand. This now illegal Government has been on the path of false promises, false and malicious information and lies from the day that they took office to date – and it keeps getting worse. Aside from the ill governance and massive corruption within the Administration, the information that is released from Government officials and agencies alike are all ninety per cent false. It has come to the point that one cannot take for granted anything at all that is said on behalf of the Government by the press or their officials. All Governments worldwide, of course, always have television, radio and other media that reflect, let’s say, the “positive”  side of things for them. In contrast, the opposing party/s have their source of information broadcast which is usually very critical of the ruling party. Any smart person would listen objectively to both sides because the truth is always somewhere in the middle.Now, aside from day-to-day news and with serious reference to vital information, we expect almost identical language from both sides regarding press releases, addresses and proclamations that will be used by the citizens as guidance. It is absolutely important to be credible and this Government dangerously fails in this area. Citizens are now totally relying on the Opposition for accurate and reliable news in order to guide us. That is a total shame on the Government’s part. The Chronicle newspaper takes printing misinformation to new dimensions and thus takes the prize. Most of the headlines are so incredibly false and stupid that it is just a waste of printing paper in my opinion and as everyone knows, this newspaper is the major mouthpiece of the Government.Take the recent case of the House-to-House Registration process from start to finish; almost every headline in the Chronicle was misleading, almost every announcement by then President Granger and his Administration was misleading. The only way to get accurate information on what to do was via Mr Jagdeo’s weekly press conferences and other interviews and programmes by the PPP Administration. If I had listened to the other side, I would have totally wasted my time bothering to register when it was not necessary at all and I am a person who hates to waste time on things.The PPP fought for and succeeded so far in protecting our constitutional right to vote.Now recently (about a week ago) Mr Granger croaked and mumbled around regarding a date for elections. Moments afterwards, headlines screamed like sirens…only to retract like screeching brakes shortly after because closer inspection of what was said by the President left us all in doubt. Thankfully, after the PPP voiced annoyance at his ambiguous announcement and the international communities chimed in, he was forced to give us a definite date for elections (I won’t bother to repeat it, let’s hope it prevails). Now all is well right?? Absolutely no way! The “official” gazette published the duration for the Claims and Objections period..and just as we suspected, it was erroneous…they ummm, miscalculated the days “accidentally”, adding two additional weeks! I think that was corrected, but don’t be too happy just yet. Mr Aubrey Norton also announced a few days ago on NCN that people need to check that their names are on the list and report to the nearest GECOM office to verify same, otherwise they would not be able to vote! he added that we must also ensure that “phantoms” who were added to the list by the PPP are removed! That man is a hideous liar. In the same breath, he is making a last-minute attempt to misinform the public again by saying that we all need to verify with GECOM although our names appear on the PLE. Mr Norton, you and your Government are the ones who were trying to use the House-to-House Registration process to “deregister” legitimate voters. Shame on you all (again). GECOM never discussed removing legitimate voters from the list once their names are already there. We are, however, patiently awaiting Mr Jagdeo’s press conference to hear his opinion on that matter.These outreaches that the illegal Government continues to make at the expense of taxpayers is another headache. Look at that picture of a muddy road to Lethem being replaced by that of a photoshopped finished road and the heading that said “promise kept”! What promise? the road has not been built as yet! All that this Administration can do is peddle false information.Sincerely,Shane Lindielast_img read more

Voinjama Faces Sanitation Crisis

first_imgVoinjama, which hosts more than 11,000 inhabitants, is being threatened by a looming sanitation crisis.The city’s market area, especially the slaughter house and behind the Voinjama Free Pentecostal Church, has been overtaken by piles of garbage.Residents and business people in the affected areas of the city told the Daily Observer recently that the garbage has been untouched for the past three weeks.Citizens of Voinjama pointed out that in the absence of a sustained garbage collection system under the Voinjama City Corporation (VCC), the uncollected trash would continue to pile up and bring with it the threat of an outbreak of disease.Reacting to the claims of the residents, officials of the sanitation and environmental department of VCC said the entity lacks the critical logistics to respond to the sanitation crisis.Concerned health and environmental groups in Voinjama have expressed concern about what they see as a possible sanitation crisis threatening the densely populated city.Martin Sumo, a health worker, claimed that most of the cook shops being operated are doing so in unsanitary conditions and that the lawful intervention of relevant government agencies and institutions in Voinjama was urgently needed.Mr. Sumo pointed out that a majority of the prepared food handlers do not have the required dress code to meet the minimum standards of operating a cook shop.The environmental groups based in Voinjama underscored the urgent need for the local office of the Environmental Agency (EPA) to carry its campaign to the various garages in the interest of a clean environment.The group’s representatives claimed that dozens of makeshift garages situated at strategic locations in Voinjama pose a threat of environmental degradation.They explained that used oil from engines of vehicles and generators continues to be disposed of in the various swamps in the middle of the city.“On top of that, this used oil being dumped into the swamps threatens the marine resources and vitality of swamp crops such as rice, cabbage, and bitter-balls,” the group leaders said.Environmental activist Solomon Mulbah noted that private generator owners using their back yards to house their machines are creating air pollution.He called on the VCC’s leadership to embark on a sustained sensitization campaign among cook shops, restaurants, night clubs and video centers with sustainable mechanisms in place to protect Voinjama’s environment.Environmentalists and health workers have called on residents and business owners to observe better sanitation and hygiene practices to work with the VCC’s Environmental Department to clean the city and its surroundings.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Truck overheated, driver allegedly went for water

first_imgMoblissa fatal smash-upAs investigations continue into the smash-up at Moblissa, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, which left two dead, new information reaching Guyana Times revealed that the truck had broken down because of overheating and the driver went in search of water.Bridget Alleyne and her husband Peter Alleyne in happier timesThe accident has left Bridget Alleyne, 58, of Lot 101 Barklay Street, Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara, dead along with another man who is yet to be identified.The accident occurred at about 19:30h in the vicinity of the Moblissa Bridge.The truck was transporting lumber while the minibus had three occupants including the driver, Peter Alleyne, who is a patient at the Linden Hospital Complex.Speaking with Guyana Times, Rubyann Alleyne, daughter of the dead woman and the injured driver, explained that her mother received the brunt of the impact. She noted that her mother’s face was completely damaged and she also sustained broken head, arms and legs, among other injuries.The distraught daughter explained that she was at home when her brother phoned and informed other relatives of the accident. She immediately travelled to the Linden/Soesdyke Highway but by the time she reached the accident scene, the three injured persons had already been rushed to hospital.At the scene, she was told that the truck had overheated and the driver went to a nearby creek for water to cool down the radiator. She noted that as she looked at the vehicle, the lumber was projecting and there were no reflectors or any red cloth to indicate that the truck was carrying lumber.After speaking to her father, she gathered that as he was heading to Georgetown and upon approaching the Moblissa Hill, another vehicle was travelling in the opposition direction and did not dim its headlights. It was then her father slammed into the parked truck.Although the truck was parked, it failed to use its hazard lights and even park lights, the aggrieved woman stated. After the accident occurred, the driver reportedly rushed to the scene and frantically attempted to put on the light but they never came on.The daughter is contending that if the vehicle had followed simple road rules, the accident could have been avoided. However, she noted that her mother and father left home on Tuesday and were heading home on Friday evening when the accident occurred.The other person in the minibus she noted, was a passenger.Meanwhile, the Police in a statement said that both the truck bearing registration plate GMM 6461 and the minibus, BVV 3782, were heading in the same direction.It further stated that the minibus slammed into the truck while it was moving which is contradicting reports given by eyewitness at the scene, who said that the lorry was parked. Nevertheless, the Police had tested both drivers for alcohol consumption but there were no traces of alcohol in their blood streams.The Police also stated that the now dead woman and the unidentified man were pronounced dead at the Linden Hospital Complex.Investigations are ongoing as the driver of the lorry remains in custody.last_img read more

City proclaims upcoming week for community groups

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Three separate community groups appeared before City Council yesterday afternoon to receive their proclamations of days and weeks coming up.Executive Director Lilia Hansen appeared alongside President Tony Zabinsky on behalf of the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce, regarding their request for the City to proclaim Feb. 15 – 19 Chamber of Commerce Week.Hansen, Executive Director and Zabinsky, President of the Chamber, kept their presentation short and sweet — and mentioned their excitement to be one of a handful of a new members to the Northeastern BC Regional Municipalities Coalition.- Advertisement –Lilia Hansen (third from left), and Tony Zabinsky (third from right) receive the proclamation from Mayor and Council. Photo by Montana CummingLilia Hansen (third from left), and Tony Zabinsky (third from right) receive the proclamation from Mayor and Council. Photo by Montana CummingThe City also approved a request from Kin Canada and proclaimed Feb. 20, 2016 ‘Kinsmen and Kinettes Day,’ as well as the week leading up to the day — Feb. 14 – 20, 2016 — as ‘Kinsmen and Kinettes Week.’ Kin Canada was founded in Hamilton, O.N. on Feb. 20, 1920 — meaning its just four years away from it’s centennial anniversary.The Kin Club of Fort St. John, charted on June 20, 1969, had their member Connie West appeared before council to receive the proclamation.Advertisement The British Columbia Women’s Institute is a ‘diversified group of interested, involved and educated women from all walks of life who, by working together, expand their skills, broaden their interests and work to improve conditions in the home, the community and around the world through service, self-fulfillment and sociability.’ Connie West (third from left) appeared on behalf of the Kin Club of Fort St. John. Photo by Montana CummingConnie West (third from left) appeared on behalf of the Kin Club of Fort St. John. Photo by Montana CummingFinally, the last proclamation presentation was for the Baldonnel Women’s Institute. They received, from the City, a proclamation for the week of Feb. 15 – 21 to officially be Women’s Institute Week.Norma Currie, Norma Beaudoin, and Cindy Goertzen of the Baldonnel Women’s Institute appeared in yesterday’s Council meeting to receive the proclamation.Norma Beaudoin (third from left), Cindy Goertzen (third from right), and Norma Currie (second from right) receiving the proclamation for 'Women's Institute Week'. Photo by Montana CummingNorma Beaudoin (third from left), Cindy Goertzen (third from right), and Norma Currie (second from right) receiving the proclamation for ‘Women’s Institute Week’. Photo by Montana CummingAdvertisementlast_img read more

Messi makes amends for missed penalty in Barcelona win

first_imgThe five-time World Player of the Year missed from the penalty spot for the 20th time in his career as Fernando Pacheco produced a stunning save midway through the first half.However, Messi wasn’t to be denied as his deflected effort opened the scoring shortly after half-time before a sweetly-struck volley secured all three points.“We’re happy because we have overcome a difficult test,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.“We’ve overcome difficult moments, we have six points and we can now move forward.”Barca’s pre-season preparations were rocked by the loss of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record 222 million euros.Dembele has been bought to replace the Brazilian, but Barca’s business may not be finished with a final push for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho expected before the Spanish transfer window closes on Friday.“We hope that by the 31st (of August) we have an even more competitive team, that is clear,” added Valverde.“We want an even better team and if there is a possibility we are open to it.”– Messi magic –Alaves shocked Barca a year ago by winning at the Camp Nou, and the hosts were left to rue a big chance missed by Ruben Sobrino at 0-0 before succumbing to Messi’s magic.Sobrino burst past the leaden-footed Gerard Pique on the half-hour mark, but placed his shot too close to Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen as he bore down on goal.Barcelona’s Andre Gomes (L) vies with Deportivo Alaves’ Oscar Romero during their match in Vitoria on August 26 © AFP / ANDER GILLENEAPique was involved at the other end as Barca were awarded a penalty moments later when he was hauled to the ground by Rodrigo Ely from a Messi free-kick.However, Pacheco sprang to his right impressively to turn Messi’s effort round the post.Visibly annoyed at himself, Messi responded with the opening goal 11 minutes after the break as his powerful low drive struck helpless Alaves defender Alexis to fly past Pacheco.Alexis was at fault when Barca doubled their advantage 11 minutes later as his poor clearance was headed by substitute Paco Alcacer into Messi’s path to smash home on his favoured left foot.Messi could even have had a hat-trick as he saw another effort from the edge of the box hit the bar.Elsewhere, Koke scored a sensational double as Atletico Madrid made light of Antoine Griezmann’s absence through suspension to register their first win of the campaign with a 5-1 rout of Las Palmas.Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco got the visitors off to the perfect start in the Canary Islands inside five minutes.Jonathan Calleri briefly gave Las Palmas hope with a towering header after the break, but Atletico instantly replied when Koke curled into the top corner from 25 yards.The Spanish international then produced an acrobatic overhead kick from close range before Thomas Partey’s drive rounded off the scoring.Girona got their first ever win in the top flight as Pedro Alcala scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Malaga.Levante fought back from 2-0 down to rescue a 2-2 draw at home to Deportivo la Coruna thanks to Ivi’s late penalty.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (C) vies with Deportivo Alaves’ Wakaso Mubarak (L) and Tomas Pina (R) during their match in Vitoria on August 26 © AFP / ANDER GILLENEAMadrid, Spain, Aug 26 – Lionel Messi scored twice and saw a penalty saved as Barcelona maintained their perfect start to the season in La Liga with a 2-0 win at Alaves on Saturday.Without new signing Ousmane Dembele, who completed the second most expensive transfer ever by moving for 105 million euros ($125 million) from Borussia Dortmund on Friday, or the injured Luis Suarez, Messi ensured Barca didn’t lose any early ground in the title race despite a tumultuous start to the campaign off the field.last_img read more

Thiago, Paulinho steer Brazil into last 16

first_img0Shares0000Brazil’s midfielder Paulinho (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Brazil in Moscow, landing Brazil in the final 16 for the tournament© AFP Francisco LEONGMOSCOW, Russia, June 27 – Brazil eased into the World Cup knockout stages after defeating Serbia 2-0 here Wednesday, with superstar Neymar sparkling in a win which sets up a last 16 clash against Mexico.Paulinho put Brazil ahead with a superb dinked finish on 36 minutes before Neymar swung in a cross for Thiago Silva to header the Selecao’s second goal with 22 minutes left in Moscow. Having opened his Russia 2018 account with the second of Brazil’s two late goals in Friday’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica, Neymar was again impressive.After the tearful emotion of Saint Petersburg, Neymar cut a more joyful figure after this win, blowing kisses to the crowd as the five-time champions celebrated.As Group E winners, Brazil will now face Mexico in Samara on Monday, with group runners-up Switzerland taking on Sweden in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.In the pre-match build-up Brazil coach Tite said Neymar alone can not “shoulder the responsibility” for his team’s World Cup hopes.However, the 26-year-old seemed content to carry Brazil’s attack, motoring through Serbia’s midfield and crashing an early shot just wide of the post.The match at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium began at a ferocious tempo and Brazil left-back Marcelo was an early casualty, limping off after ten minutes to be replaced by Filipe Luis.Neymar had the best chance of the opening half hour when he forced Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic to palm his shot away.Brazil fans celebrateTempers frayed when Serbia midfielder Adem Ljajic scythed down Neymar, in full flight on the left flank, to earn a booking on 33 minutes.Brazil conjured the opener from nothing when a beautifully lofted pass from Philippe Coutinho found Paulinho, who flicked the ball over Stojkovic’s reach on 36 minutes to make it 1-0 at the break.Serbia repeatedly struggled to contain Brazil’s fleet-footed attack.Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic was the next Serbian midfielder to be booked when he fouled Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus on 48 minutes.Serbia’s brightest spell came with half an hour left, only to be let down by poor finishing.Ljajic stumbled to take a return pass after a charging run into Brazil’s box and then fired over shortly after.Then with his defence beaten, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson palmed a save straight at Aleksandar Mitrovic, but the Serbia forward could only head the ball back into the grateful arms of the Brazilian shotstopper.To cap Serbia’s frustrations, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic fired wide, then Mitrovic guided a powerful header straight at Alisson from a corner.However, Brazil made sure of the win when Neymar swung in a free-kick and his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Thiago crashed home his header, unmarked at the near post, on 68 minutes.With one eye on the last 16, Tite took off Countinho with ten minutes left while Neymar twice went close to scoring the Selecao’s third late on, but the Brazil coach can be happy with his star forward.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgRosses CDP NotesChapel Rd Dungloe are hosting a Free Men’s Health Day on Thursday the 12th June from 11am- 1 pm. Health screening will take place all morning.Mattew Halligan Author off the Living Wheel System for managing change will give a short talk. This system is designed to assist people to manage difficulties in their lives.There will also be stands with information on various topics concerning Mens Health.All Men welcome. Refreshments will be served.Fun with Fathers/ Grandfathers: In the Rosses CDP Chapel Rd Dungloe on Saturday the 14th June 11am – 1pm. All fathers and children are invited to a fun morning to celebrate Fathers Day. Come and have some quality time with your children.Face painting , Craft Activities and refreshments will be available. Admission is free. Booking essential before Wednesday the 11th June. Tel 074 95 61686 to book.Ceilí in the Rosses CDP Dungloe Sunday the 22nd of June at 8pm- 11pm,.Music by Micheal Coyle. Admission €8.DD LOCAL: ROSSES CDP HOST FREE MEN’S HEALTH DAY THIS THURSDAY was last modified: June 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD LocalFeaturesNoticesRosses CDPlast_img read more

REVEALED: United players £38m payday for beating Ajax in Europa League final

first_imgManchester United’s players will land a mammoth £38million windfall if they beat Ajax in next week’s Europa League final.The bonus for the players has nothing to do with the competition itself, but is triggered due to Champions League clauses in their contracts.Qualifying for Europe’s showpiece tournament via the secondary competition would mean most of United’s squad will automatically earn a 25 per cent wage increase, according to The Times.Players at United who earn more than £20,000 are docked 25 per cent of their salary for failing to qualify for the Champions League, which applies to 22 players who played under Louis van Gaal, but not those who arrived last summer. However, if United fail to beat Ajax next Thursday night, the cost to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba would be an additional £9m-a-season.Failure in the Europa League final would also cost the club a £22.5m penalty in their deal with kit manufacturers Adidas. United scraped past Anderlecht to reach the Europa League final 1last_img read more


first_imgLagan Harps FC News:Our mens team bowed out of the FAI Junior cup when they went down 3-1 to Drumoghill Fc. Mark Hunter was our scorer. This Sunday we are away to Convoy Arsenal in the league. Our u/12’s had a 2-0 win over Ballybofey Utd with Shay Doherty and Max Johnston. Jordan Mc Hugh and Tiernan Brown were our best players. Our reserves lost 5-1 to Ballybofey Colts with Alex Parke scoring. Erin Doherty, Evan Rodgers and Iesha Kelly did well. Our u/8’s were in action in the blitzs as were our u/12 girls.  This Saturday our u/16’s are away to Ballybofey Utd, our u/14’s away to Fintown Harps. Our u/12 reserves are home to Ballybofey Utd and our u/12 A’s home to Fintown Harps. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 1,5,10 and 17. Chris Toner and Jason Gibson both had three numbers and won €25 each. Next weeks jackpot is €5850. SOCCER: LAGAN HARPS BOW OUT OF THE FAI JUNIOR CUP AFTER DEFEAT TO DRUMOGHILL was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:soccerSportlast_img read more